August 20, 2016

Forex rate is causing many drugs to no longer be on the shelves- Pharmacists

Now that there is a shortage of foreign exchange in the country, experts have observed that many important drugs in Nigeria are gradually disappearing while prices of the available ones have gone so high that only few people can afford it. The experts under the umbrella of Association of Community […]
August 9, 2016

Would you take pills to help you stop the crave for drinking?

Doctors in England and Wales are now able to make use of a tablet to help treat people with alcohol addiction. The drug, known as Selincro (nalmefene), was recommended as an option to treat alcohol dependence in draft guidance published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), […]
August 1, 2016

Teenage exposure to drugs, alcohol affects chance of use in adulthood

Previous research has linked parental abuse of substances to substance use among youths but researchers say this is the first time they are taking a look at the long-term results of this exposure. A recent study suggests easy access to drugs or alcohol during the teen years increases the risk […]
July 30, 2016

Nigerian Women’s 4×400 relay team disqualified from 2016 Rio Games after an athlete tested positive

The Nigerian Women’s 4×400 relay team will not compete in the 2016 Rio Games, after an athlete, Tosin Adeloye, tested positive for a banned substance. She was disqualified by the International Association of Athletics Federation and Cuba would now take Nigeria’s place at the games.  The news comes after a […]
July 28, 2016

Unprecedented Alzheimer’s drug slows disease by 80 per cent

Finally, there’s a drug that seems to have a big effect on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. It took 30 years to develop, but the treatment has proven successful in a large trial of people with mild to moderate symptoms of the disorder. “It is a significant event in the […]
July 24, 2016

Overdose: Reality star Lamar Odom’s family stage intervention

Lamar Odom was hospitalized in October 2015 after a near-fatal overdose at a brothel in Nevada. In the following months, Khloe Kardashian helped him recover and even briefly leased a rental home for him in Calabasas, California. Lamar Odom’s family staged an intervention in New York City on Friday, July […]
July 23, 2016

Vaccines bestsellers for big pharmaceutical companies- Report

If you asked someone what they thought the best-selling products for multinational companies were, they would probably say it’s drugs. But they would be wrong. The top-seller is not a drug but a vaccine: Prevnar, which prevents pneumonia, meningitis and other infections caused by pneumococcus bacteria. Prevnar generated revenues of […]
June 11, 2016

12 most reputable pharmaceutical companies in the world

Recently, a survey was published scoring exactly how good people in developed countries all over the world feel about big pharmaceutical companies. The ranking is the product of Reputation Institute (RI), a reputation management consulting firm based in Boston that launched in 1997.  In the survey carried out by Reputation […]